The Milborne Port History & Heritage Group now has five booklets available to purchase, all priced at £3.00:
Newtown, Milborne Port by Nathalie Hetherington & Dr Lesley Wray
A Short History of the Church of St. John the Evangelist Milborne Port by J Fanning & Dr Lesley Wray
Milborne Port & Goathill ROLL OF HONOUR 1914 – 1918 by Naomi Thorp
Milborne Port & Goathill ROLL OF HONOUR 1935 – 1939 by Naomi Thorp
A Village Native – The Life & Work of Fred Pearce (in his own words) edited by Dr Lesley Wray
The following title is available to purchase at the cost of £5.00:
Remembering Milborne Port During the Great War by Dr Lesley Wray
We are currently developing our range of items, other than publications, which that can be purchased at some of our events and at the museum, as well as via this page. If you would like to buy any of our range, please e-mail or call Lyn and she will let you know about postage costs – email@example.com. All proceeds go straight back into supporting the work of the Milborne Port History and Heritage Group.
The very talented Milborne Port architectural draftsman, Paul Heath, has designed and produced for us five beautiful and high-quality greetings cards featuring five of some of our most interesting historical buildings: Ven House, London Road; The Mission Hall, Combe Hill; St John’s Church; Brecon House, North Street; and Gardeners Cottage and gatehouse, Thimble Lane. We are selling The Paul Heath Collection (see below) at £5 for five cards (with envelopes) – a bargain considering how much a single greetings card can cost these days! The set is bound together with a simple but stylish brown paper band and a sticker with our logo.
Why not treat yourself or someone else to one of our good quality, screen-printed, natural cotton tea- towels with our distinctive logo (£9.00)or tote bags with an image from a map of the village from 1781 (£7.50)?
We also have a range of Milborne Port themed notelets on sale for £3.00; for details, click here.
Also available for just 20p each are our leaflets on history themed walks around the village on the topics of: Industrial Milborne Port; Old Pubs of Milborne Port; The Origins of Milborne Port; Political Milborne Port.
Key-rings (rectangular and heart-shaped) are priced at £2.50 and feature a variety of Milborne Port buildings and locations; ask us if there is a particular picture you would prefer.
Our lovely mugs (in blue and black) are just £7.50 and come with a free card coaster imprinted with our logo.
Our little notebooks with delightful pencil sketches of local scenes are priced at £1.50 and our notecards with local scenes are £2.50.
Articles by Dr Lesley Wray from Sherborne’s ‘The Conduit’ magazine
One of our historians, Dr Lesley Wray, was a regular contributor to ‘The Conduit’ on historical matters before it ceased publication. These are listed below:
- The Road Through Milborne Port
- The Rotten Borough
- Donald Campbell and Milborne Port
- Slavery and Milborne Port
- Christmas Traditions
- Milborne Port’s Water
Click here for the material used in our Loyalty, Dignity and Hope presentation on the history of the campaign for women’s suffrage in our area.
There is a lot of interesting historical material in the Milborne Port Conservation Appraisal draft document from 2017. Click here to see this document.
Click here to see our new Welcome to Milborne Port flyer – very handy for newcomers, tourists, history buffs and even those people who have lived in the village for many years but not yet learnt about its historical delights!
Click here to see a digitised copy of Harry W Brown’s ‘Wur Be ‘EE Gwain Then Jarge?’
You can use this online resource to see Milborne Port’s conservation area and the location of its listed buildings and other buildings of historical interest: